December 11, 2020
From humble beginnings as a fifth grade trombonist taking lessons in an elementary school instrumental music class taught in a boiler room to his current role as Professor, Area Head for Music Education, and Director of the online Master of Music in Music Education program at the University of Florida,… Read more >
September 25, 2020
As the National Association for Music Education points out, music education is not just a study of music or education, it is also the study of people, places, and cultures. For this reason, music educators come from all varieties of professional, cultural, and educational backgrounds. Although master’s degrees can offer… Read more >
July 22, 2020
If you grew up before the iPod was invented, you may remember the decline of cassette players and record players, the latter of which is currently experiencing increased popularity as more people turn to vinyl for a revival of sound quality and the tactile experience of music enjoyment. This infographic… Read more >
July 20, 2020
Growing as a music educator means trying your hand at unfamiliar instruments and techniques, engaging with the cultures from which they come. Edwin Anderson, a Florida-based teacher, percussionist, and composer, embodies this spirit of exploration. He’s devoted much of his career to introducing musicians of all ages to the possibilities… Read more >
July 18, 2020
The value of music education encompasses both the emotional and cultural impact of experiencing music and the way that learning music enhances our brains. Research suggests that learning to play an instrument can enhance someone’s mental acuity and ability to retain information. This research, as well as the experiences of… Read more >
July 13, 2020
Teachers are change agents. They encourage, motivate and lead students to new paths of discovery. Whatever the subject, teachers make a profound impact on their students, and society as a whole. Music teachers have the added joy of fostering creative energy from their students and helping to nourish innate talents… Read more >
July 5, 2020
The great Chinese philosopher Confucius wrote “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without,” nearly 2,500 years ago. This truth remains; music is a life force that nurtures the human spirit, provides inspiration, and awakens creativity. Our lives would not be complete without music. Teaching is… Read more >
June 30, 2020
The career path for a graduate with a Master’s in Music Education can vary from public schools and private schools, postsecondary schools, choir or ensemble directors to private instruction. Salary ranges vary depending not only on region, but also on the chosen area of instruction. The Berklee College of Music’s… Read more >
June 16, 2020
Music teachers are increasingly using technology when developing new strategies for engaging students. Where we once thought of acoustic instruments, pencil, and paper as primary learning tools, it is now possible to involve students in creative music learning using technologies such as iPads and education apps. Integrating technology with teaching… Read more >
June 8, 2020
Music teachers have the unique opportunity to use their creativity both for their own music and to fan the flames of others’ talent. However, it can be difficult to find out how to become a music teacher and develop the skills that are essential for inspiring your students. This article… Read more >
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